|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Need Real Name <nercessi>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-12-31 02:38:59 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Need Real Name 2000-12-31 02:38:56 UTC
whenever i boot red hat linux 7, it start off with 76000 KB of free physical memory. i have a total of 128 MB of memory. then i start an application like staroffice or realplayer or emacs or a game. i know that when you start an application, that the operating system has to allocate memory for the program to be run. my problem is this: when i close the application, i type free, and it looks like linux has not deallocated the memory it used. when i really loaded it, and then killed those apps, it said that i only had about 3000 KB of physical memory remaining while my swap file was hardly being used. is there some kind of memory leak going on, is this the way linux works, or this is nothing to worry about?
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-01-02 06:17:16 UTC
It's caching files in memory - look at the +/- buffers/cache line.